Sacramento German Genealogy Society
Gone But Not Forgotten
Shirley Riemer, long time editor of Der Blumenbaum and and volunteer in many other areas, passed away on March 31. If you would like to view the tributes that people have posted about Shirley, or post one of your own,
click here to go to the Shirley Riemer Tributes message board.


NEW Update
May 2 Webinar Recording Posted – The video recording for Oh Where, Oh Where are My Ancestors From? presented by Teresa Steinkamp McMillian C.G. is now posted on the "May 2" page under For Members Only. It will remain posted untl June 6.
Next Der Blumenbaum (updated 5/15/20) – The next issue of our award-winning publication was mailed on May 8 to U.S. recipients and started arriving in the Sacramento area several days ago. For non U.S. recipients, mailing is done by an SGGS volunteer - will receive the box of copies Monday, mailing later that week.  Der Blumenbaum is published three times per year with targeted released dates in July, November and March. Thank you for your ongoing support as we adjust to new circumstances.
IGGP News – The 3rd International German Genealogy Conference taking place July 16 to 18 of 2021 in Cincinnati, Ohio. More information.

SGGS' Online Store

The SGGS Online Store which sells Der Blumenbaum back issues and a few mechandise items is temporarily closed. It will reopen soon with an all new look and easier to use customer interface. If you have any questions about ordering merchandise, please contact SGGS <>.
SGGS also looking for people to help with sales during meetings and to ship items ordered online. If you would like volunteer, please contact SGGS at any of its meetings or the foregoing email address.

Didn't attend the conference?
Want to listen again to conference sessions?
Wish you could better remember what was said?
If you answered yes,
then you've struck gold!
Most of the speakers gave permisssion for their sessions to be audio recorded. Those recordings can now be purchased.
Go to the
on the Fleetwood Onsite Conference Recording website.
Note: These are audio-only recordings. The syllabus document containinig speaker handouts is not included. That was separately provided to conference attendees.

GIACR Project

"This series is one of the most important, most professional, immigrant identification databases published in the last 100 years."
Publisher Lewis Bunker Rohrbach
Since 2005, Dr. Roger Minert and his group at Brigham Young University have been transcribing, indexing and publishing German-American church records in a series of volumes called German Immigrants in American Church Records [GIACR]. A current list is presented below. All are Protestant records.
This table will be updated as new volumes become available.         Revised: Mar. 17, 2020
On the shelf
at the Sacramento
FamilySearch Library
Future Volumes
Vol. 1:   Indiana
Vol. 2:   Wisconsin Northwest
Vol. 3:   Wisconsin Northeast
Vol. 4:   Wisconsin Southwest
Vol. 5:   Wisconsin Southeast
Vol. 6:   Nebraska
Vol. 7:   Iowa West
Vol. 8:   Iowa Northeast
Vol. 9:   Iowa Southeast
Vol. 10: Illinois North
Vol. 11: Illinois, Cook County
              and Chicago
Vol. 12: Illinois Central
Vol. 13: Illinois South
Vol. 14: Illinois St. Clair 
Vol. 15: Michigan, excluding
Vol. 16: Detroit, Part I
Vol. 17: Detroit, Part II
Vol. 18: Minnesota, North &
             South Dakota
Vol. 19: Missouri (excluding
             St. Louis city
            & county)
Vol. 20: Missouri,
             St. Louis County,
             St. Louis City I
Vol. 21: Missouri, 
             St. Louis County,
             St. Louis City II
Vol. 22: Missouri,
            St. Louis County,
            St. Louis City III
Vol. 23: Missouri,
            St. Louis County,
             St. Louis City IV
Vol. 24: Missouri,
            St. Louis County,
            St. Louis City V
Vol. 25: Missouri,
            St. Louis County,
            St. Louis City VI
Vol. 26: Northwest Ohio
Vol. 27: Ohio (Toledo)
Vol. 28: Northeast Ohio
Vol. 29 and 30
Shelf at the Sacramento FamilySearch Library.
Click on the image for a larger view:
This project has been funded by Brigham Young University and some private donors. Unfortunately, said funding has lapsed beginning 2016. So last year SGGS provided a donation to help sustain their 2016 operation and appealed to readers of Der Blumenbaum to do the same. Click here to view a thank-you from the project staff. As volumes became available, SGGS has been purchasing one of each for the Sacramento FamilySearch Library (on Eastern Ave).
For SGGS members, more information can be found on page 11 of your July 2015 issue of Der Blumenbaum. But the donation instructions in that article turned out to be incorrect. If you would like to make a personal donation to this project, mail a check payable to "Religious Education BYU" to the following address. Be sure to also mention you're donating to the GIARC project.
Prof. Roger P. Minert
Provo, UT 84602-5669
Some GIACR volumes are sold by SGGS at its meetings. Online sources follow.
Click here for Family Roots Publishing (expected to be the new supplier).

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